What does it mean to commit to the Buddhist path? Each year, our Treeleaf Sangha provides an opportunity for people from around the world to symbolize their commitment to the Buddhist path by joining our Jukai (Undertaking the Precepts) Ceremony.
What does that mean, and what is it to “undertake the Precepts”?
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Well, “to undertake the precepts” means, mostly, to commit to embody the Buddhist Teachings, put them into Practice and make them the foundation of one’s life. Many people are already doing so before they consider Jukai, and so the ceremony stands as a further affirmation of that. One also commits to make, as one can, the Precepts as the guides for one’s life. This too should be something that we do throughout our Practice, and not just limited to any one time or ceremony, and the ceremony itself celebrates and affirms that fact.
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